Christopher Wreh
Christopher Wreh

Christopher Wreh

Christopher Wreh was already known to Arsene Wenger when the Liberian international pitched up at Highbury in the summer of 1997.

Wreh had featured under Wenger at his first club, Monaco, where he had struggled to hold down a regular place as a youngster and was subsequently sent out on loan to Guingamp.

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Name Christopher Wreh
Arsenal Career 1997 - 2000
Position:
Appearances 46 (18 starts, 28 as a sub)
Goals 5

But the striker had impressed at international level with Liberia and Wenger had seen enough to tempt him to north London.

Although he was behind Dennis Bergkamp and Nicolas Anelka in the Gunners pecking order, Wreh still managed to establish himself as something of a cult hero at Highbury.

He played his part in the team's 1997/98 Double-winning campaign, scoring Premier League winners against both Wimbledon and Bolton before sending Arsenal into the FA Cup final with his solitary strike against Wolves. By winning the Premier League he remains the only Liberian to do so.

Wreh was also on target in the Charity Shield against Manchester United that summer, but the arrivals of Thierry Henry and Davor Suker meant opportunities became limited.

Loan spells at AEK Athens, Birmingham and Den Bosch followed but Wreh never managed to scale his Arsenal heights again.

He was later transferred to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, before returning to the UK in 2011 with brief spells at Bournemouth, St. Mirren, Bishop's Stortford and Buckingham Town.